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SWITCH develops SOAP profile for XACML-SAML

The Swiss TeleCommunication System for Higher Education and Research; Teleinformatikdienste fuer Lehre und Forschung (SWITCH) has developed a SOAP Profile for XACML-SAML. This specification defines the use of these messages over the SAML 2 SOAP binding. The document is a working draft produced by SWITCH as a product of its work within the EGEE JRA 1 working group. It is based on the OASIS working draft of the SAML 2.0 Profile of XACML, Version 2.0. This document corrects and clarifies a significant number of items incorrectly specified in previous versions.

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GCN: GSA signs on with SAML

The government’s push toward E-Authentication and federated identity management has given a boost to the Security Assertion Markup Language, industry analysts say.

Federal program managers say the government’s pioneering interoperability testing program for the E-Authentication Federated Identity and Authentication Initiative has helped drive standard implementations of the protocol in identity management products.

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OASIS approves SAML 2.0 Errata

OASIS announced the publication of an approved errata document listing errata to the SAML Version 2.0 OASIS Standard. The document presents some sixty errata. As required by the OASIS Technical Committee Process, the approved errata represent changes that are not "substantive". Instead, the changes focus on clarifications to ambiguous or conflicting specification text, where different compliant implementations might have reasonably chosen different interpretations.

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GSA Mandates Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

Liberty Alliance announced that the E-Authentication Solution program of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) now mandates passing Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 interoperability testing as a prerequisite for participating in the US E-Authentication Identity Federation.

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Google Search Appliance 5.0 Features SAML-Based Security

Google Enterprise Labs announced the release of the Google Search Appliance Version 5.0, featuring enhanced security for enterprise applications. The Google Search Appliance provides document and user-level access control across all web-enabled enterprise content to ensure that users only see search results for documents they're permitted to access. With version 5.0, the designers made significant performance improvement to the SAML SPI framework; as a result the customers who leverage SAML SPI will be improved performance on their secured search queries.

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